beDevil d. Tracey Moffatt and Jasper Jones d. Rachel Perkins
Sat 8 July
Doors open 6:00pm
Jasper Jones 9:00pm
Deckchair cinema | Jervois Rd, Darwin City
Tickets at deckchair website or on the door
DFS Member: $15
DFS Member: $10
ARTIST TIX: No
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The screening of beDevil recognises Tracey Moffatt as one of our most important artists, currently representing Australia at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Moffatt broke ground as the first Aboriginal woman to direct a feature film and paved the way for a whole generation. Introducing beDevil will be award-winning Australian cinematographer Geoff Burton (Storm Boy, The Year My Voice Broke, Lucky Miles). Geoff Burton was cinematographer for beDevil and we look forward to his insider’s insight on this landmark film.
beDevil is followed by a screening of Jasper Jones, directed by Arrernte woman Rachel Perkins, who also directed Bran Nue Dae.
beDevil (PG) 90m | d. Tracey Moffatt, released 1993
Three Australian ghost stories are recounted in this anthology film. beDevil was not only Moffat’s debut feature, but also the first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 1993 and features a young Jack Charles as one of the protagonists.
Jasper Jones (M) 105m | d. Rachel Perkins, released 2017:
One hot night in 1965, Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast, shows bookish teen Charlie Bucktin the dead body of a young girl. Believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer.
Image credit Michael Riley